A systematic review ballot of the published standard, ISO 11940, Information and documentation – Transliteration of Thai has been announced by NISO. â€œSince there are fewer Roman characters than Thai characters, diacritical marks, punctuation marks, and a combination of two Roman characters, or a digraph, are needed to represent one Thai character.” Cindy Hepfer, ALA […]
According to the announcement forwarded by Cindy Hepfer, ALA Voting Representative to NISO, “This International Standard specifies a basic set of commands for the interactive search of retrieval systems data and the types of response expected from the processing System. lt is intended for use by designers and users of information retrieval Systems, including computer-based […]
NISO has received a ballot for a new ISO TC46 work item/project, and Cindy Hepfer, ALA Voting representative to NISO, would like some feedback from ALA members. The project in question is ISO TC46/SC11 New work item proposal: Digital records conversion and migration process. This is an excellent opportunity for LITA members to have an […]
Note that this item has a very short time window for comments–Sept. 24, 2008. Cindy Hepfer, ALA Voting representative to NISO, reports to us on a proposed new work item for a standard on Electronic archiving — Specifications concerning the design and the operation of an information system for electronic records preservation. The proposal includes […]
My previous Standards Watch posting was for a standard of somewhat limited interest, but this next one is far more generally applicable to our work. It would be great to see some review of this standard by ALA members (particularly LITA members) with some interest in this area. As usual, this call was forwarded to […]
Cindy Hepfer, ALA Voting representative to NISO has notified us that there is a systematic review ballot of ISO 233-2:1993, Arabic simplified transliteration, going on at this time. The formal name of the published standard is ISO 233-2:1993, Information and documentation – Transliteration of Arabic characters into Latin characters – Part 2: Arabic language â€“ […]
More standards news from Cindy Hepfer, ALA Representative to NISO (HSLcindy@buffalo.edu): A systematic review ballot of the published standard, ISO 2108:2005, Information and documentation — International Standard Book Number (ISBN), has been presented to TC46 Ballot Advisory Group. This is an opportunity for ALA to provide feedback on the 13-digit ISBN. ALA’s vote options are […]
LITA Standards IG, Saturday, June 24, 2006 Managing Identifiers Moderator, Pat Stevens Pat told a story about attending an ISO meeting in Asia where one topic was the international trade in ring tones. She pointed out that public identifiers are critical to link heterogeneous services, they require supportâ€”technical and social infrastructure. The presenters were asked […]
In the second Sunday session of MARBI, the agenda order of the discussion papers was reversed.
The meeting started out with an update on RDA by Jennifer Bowen and the beginning of a slightly scary discussion about how MARC might need to respond to the [r]evolution in content description and access.